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heat there. obama and romney both pulling 49% of support out of likely voters. this is in line with that tightening national race according to a number of major polls. so why is, or is it your view, that ohio is kind of the microcosm of the country? >> ohio is, indeed, fredricka. it always is. it's tied this time, but if you were to compare, let's say, texas or utah with new york and put them all in one state, you would have ohio. >> so the president has traveled to that state at least 24 times, mitt romney somewhere more than 40 times this year alone. both of them clearly know it's a very important state. but at this juncture, as the two still will descend on ohio with just a few days before election day, if everything goes according to plan, what do ohioans need to hear from them? >> i think they need assurance from the president that things will get better. things are bad, everyone knows that, but that they'll improve, that the worst is over, if he can convey that effectively. governor romney needs to continue to persuade voters that obama has had his four years, it's time f
romney has been trying to make. >> all right. so it sounds like they are looking to both sides for the argument there. john, ali, good to see you both. wheat get back to you in a bit. he is furious because the island residents were not told until it was too late about how to get emergency food, shelters, and schools. trucks full of supplies and fema disaster teams are now on the ground in staten island. many people there say that is all that they have got. our brian todd is hearing stories today. watching help arrive. all he's folks. brian, first of all, tell us about the supplies, about the crews and the complaints here. it seems like this is a very difficult situation for folks. >> it is very difficult, suzanne. still very difficult. yesterday when we came here, this place was like a war zone. it looked like a shelled out just bombed out neighborhood. scenes like this behind me are all over the place, and make no mistake, it is still a very devastated scene. you do get a sense that all this morning that this neighborhood is coming back to life. people all over the streets. yo
and mitt romney. both those campaigns. the president is leaving d.c. tonight before the weather worsens. and instead of tomorrow as first planned to get down to florida. mitt romney also having to change his itinerary. that's why we are going now to cnn's jim acosta always with the romney campaign and traveling with them. jim, the storm already having an impact on where you're going, isn't it? >> reporter: that is right, don. for the final nine days of the campaign, throw out the white dry erase board and perhaps take the doppler weather radar and lay it over the battleground map because that's how we track this campaign heading into the homestretch here. both campaigns, if you add them together of roughly a dozen campaign events so far between the president and mitt romney, mitt right now is heading to the gymnasium here in marion, ohio, with an event here tomorrow morning and then is getting out of the state. but, don, it will be very interesting to watch the final days of the campaign because of this storm. you saw the president also canceling events. not here in ohio, but his campai
counts for both tickets. obama is campaigning in virginia and colorado earlier this week. romney, well, he's cancelled his debates in virginia and he's on a bus tour of ohio. so mitt romney has now an important endorsement out of iowa. the des moines register has chosen romney because they say it's all about the economy. it marks the first time in 40 years that the newspaper has backed a republican and the presidential general election. meanwhile, president obama has added the "new york times" to his endorsement column, the editorial page listed obama's achievement like saving the auto industry and health care reform as reasons for the endorsement. it he has not backed a republican since dwight eisenhower. >> ohio considered quite the price that could win either condition dat at the house. >> obama is scheduled to leave washington, he's not scheduled to leave washington today in fact he's staying close to the white house because of this storm. >> in newest poll in the state of ohio says mitt romney may have condition to be concerned. as we have said, it's a close rate there, we have as
romney, the margin of error is 3 percentage points. the lines are burning up. i visited both campaigns. it is sort of a symphony of noise. dayton, ohio, these volunteers are trying to reach everyone they can as the clock ticks towards election day. >> do you ever get distracted by all the people around you calling? >> no, we don't. we talk all the time. and everybody is talking. right now they have all stopped. but no, we talk at the same time and get the same message out to whomever we're talking. >> reporter: chris cameron and her husband, bill butler, traveled a long way to help the president. >> reporter: why is it so important? >> well, we're from california, but came to ohio, california is kind of a safe state. we wanted to be where the action was, and it is very important to get every single voter out there. >> reporter: she is the lead veteran here. >> how long have you been doing this? >> oh, about 50 years. >> reporter: 50 years you have been volunteering for democrats? >> yes, if they don't have rides we're standing, ready to pick them up to carry them and put them right on
surprise. well, the storm causing both the president and mitt romney cancel several campaign visits. the president was supposed to rally with former president bill clinton in florida. that's not happening. president obama, he arrived back in d.c. got off air force one. you can see the pictures there. quickly got into the motorcade. normally he is flown in a rain chopper from the joint andrews base in maryland, but weather forcing a road trip back to the white house. that often happens when the weather is pretty bad. they don't want to take any security risks or chance there's. the president scheduled to make remarks about hurricane sandy. that is happening at about 20 minutes or so, 12:45 eastern to be exact, so keep it right here because we're obviously going to dip into that. going to carry his speech live, the briefing. he will talk, obviously, about what the white house and the administration is doing, the number of phone calls, conference calls that he has been making throughout the morning and throughout the weekend preparing for hurricane sandy. of course, in the midst of all
a last minute play for pennsylvania. this weekend both mitt romney and paul ryan are campaigning in that state. ryan is in harrisburg, pennsylvania, today and tomorrow. romney heading to bucks county. and cnn political editor paul stein houser is live from harrisburg right now. the polls show that romney is narrowing the gap with obama in that state. can he realistically hope to take the state this late in the game? >> reporter: no doubt about it. 90 minutes from me at the airport you'll have paul ryan, the republican running mate holding a rally. yeah, tomorrow mitt romney is going to be in suburban philadelphia. that's the swing part of the state, the part of the state that really determines who wins pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes. the obama campaign is not taking this sitting down. jill biden is coming to pennsylvania to campaign today. and one of the big guns on the obama side, the former president clinton will be campaigning here in pennsylvania on monday. fred, i got here last night. i turned on the tv watching the local news. a lot of campaign ads. you know what? in the
, to offer housing, medical and property assistance after both natural and man-made disasters. mitt romney suddenly yearned for that very thing after refusing to answer whether he favors doing away with fema 14 times, his campaign spun this answer. quote, i believe that fema plays a key role in working with states and localities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters. as president, i will make sure that the fema has the funding it needs to fulfill its mission. that's different from what he said during a debate. >> some people say do it on a case by case basis but some people say maybe we're learning the lesson here, that states should take on more of that role. >> absolutely. every time you have an occasion and take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> in the wake of sandy, it seems those against fema's future may be having a change of heart. what do you think? is fema necessary? facebook.com/carolcnn. facebook.com/carolcnn. your re
of this really is a very delicate act right now on both the part of the president and mitt romney? >> you know, it's very delicate, yes, but, you know, the president has to do his job. what he is doing is doing his job, which is he is going to devastated areas which one would expect, the commander in chief to do. he is deploying resources. if he didn't show up there, people would be saying where is the president? i think, a, he has a job so do and he is doing it. it is a little more difficult, of course, for mitt romney. mitt romney doesn't have a job to do. he is not the president. that's his job. he has to walk a fine line and saying, look, we have to think of you people along the eastern seaboard, and then take a turn and take a turn to politics and campaigning as the president will do when he gets back on the campaign trail tomorrow, but in the meantime, he has to be president of the united states. you mention the president will be campaigning again and have stops in wisconsin and vegas. all very key to winning the election. you have romney in florida today in tampa just the last hour. tel
. >>> superstorm sandy disrupted a campaign for both the president and mitt romney, and the election just five days away. candidates are shifting back now to campaign mode. president obama, he held a rally in green bay, wisconsin. that was just a short time ago. now he is headed to vegas and on to denver. mitt romney, he is at railly with supporters in roanoke, virginia, and he has two other stops in that battleground state today. both the president and romney express concern for those now struggling from that storm, but they also renewed their attacks. take a listen. >> a lot of people lost their lives. a lot of families in the devastated, a lot of homes have been lost and property lost and our hearts go out to the people who are suffering. i know that the boem folks are chanting four more years, four more years, but our chant is this. five more days. >> no democrats or republicans during a storm. there are just fellow americans. leaders of different parties working to fix what's broken. neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy and a spirit that says in the end we're all in this together. we
two other stops in that battleground state today. both the president and romney express concern for those now struggling from that storm, but they also renewed their attacks. take a listen. >> a lot of people lost their lives. a lot of families in the devastated, a lot of homes have been lost and property lost and our hearts go out to the people who are suffering. i know that the boem folks are chanting four more years, four more years, but our chant is this. five more days. >> no democrats or republicans during a storm. there are just fellow americans. leaders of different parties working to fix what's broken. neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy and a spirit that says in the end we're all in this together. we rise or fall in one nation. governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. the very same policies we've been cleaning up the last four years. >> candy crowley, host of cnn's "safety union." we've been watching this. five more days. we're counting them down. it's the president's f
to campaign officials both in boston with the romney hq and in chicago with the obama hq. they say they're monitoring the situation, have contingency plans but the safety of the people in the storm's way comes before politics. one other thing fair to say, if this storm does hit and it is devastating, it could be part of the campaign. >> a live event about to be under way. we'll check back with you later on appreciate that paul. >> while mitt romney's quest for the white house, has been documented, ann romney's journey has been fascinating in its own right. in a series of interviews with gloria borger you get a glimpse of her role in this campaign. the journey of ann romney, cnn saturday night, 7:30 eastern time. >>> we continue to watch hurricane sandy. flooding is a major concern for the east coast. we'll tell you what measures are being taken to prepare. >>> and the youngest son of the late robert kennedy is accused of child endangerment and harassment. his case is now in a judge's hands. our legal guys will be weighing in. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in
supporters to vote for revenge. i'm asking you to vote for change. >> both president obama and mitt romney are still campaigning their nonstop. here is why, the latest poll shows ohio pretty close. the president had made it to the 50% mark. mr. romney has 47% of likely ohio voters. the nbc wall street journal poll taken during the same period shows obama over the 50% threshhold, at 51% and mr. romney at 45%. and with the 18 electoral votes, you can see ohio is the battleground of the battleground states. you can see what happens in the middle of the state in the capitol of columbus, my colleague is there in the state. so don, what appears to be what you're hearing there? what are people focusing on? what is the criteria people are using to make up their minds if they have not already? >> reporter: well first, i think that people think that governor romney and the president have taken up residence here in the state because they have been here so much. they will make a couple of more stops before the next 72 hours. this is the state, to really make up their minds it is the economy, the econo
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flexpen.com. >>> in a final push, both candidates are touching down in several states each day. tonight, mitt romney is in colorado. tomorrow, president obama will be here in ohio. it's another of those battleground states we have talked about so much. cnn is in all of the hot spots. in colorado, we're live. you talked to "mountain mommas"? who are the mountain mommas. >> reporter: in political speak, they're the overcrowd. here, in this battleground state, a third of the registered voters are registered independents. drill that down even pfurther ad one of the key demos? suburban mothers. with the crunch of fall leaves beneath jogging strollers, this group of suburban colorado moms self-described "mountain mommas" hit their first lap chatting about the final leg in the race for president. >> i'm very torn. >> so you're undecided? >> i am definitely undecided. >> reporter: that makes tina the coveted surprise for both parties. >> knocks on my door, mail, to the tv ads. i put a note on my door that said "there are children napping in this house and i guarantee you you woent get my vote if you wake th
romney, and president barack obama, both men campaigning at opposite ends of the east coast, romney hitting several areas in florida. he made a stop today in pensacola, and just about a half hour or so from now he will hold a rally in kissimmee. and then he heads to land o lakes. president obama wrapped up a rally in new hampshire, a while ago, we carried that live for you. and of course, you can see mitt romney's speech in kissimmee, he is scheduled to speak at 4:40 or so eastern time. so as we count down the last days to election time, there are key numbers in the battleground state. in new hampshire, it is thinned out now. boy, it was quite the crowd earlier. four electoral votes up for grabs. the president grabbed them back in 2008, and he wants them again. how hard is he working that state. >> reporter: he is working hard, and frankly has to work harder than he did in 2008. he won new hampshire over john mccain by a 10% lead. right now, polls show he has a slight lead, but statistically, the race is tied up between him and mitt romney. and that is why this really pretty small b
the difference here. both of them, the diagrams. one has obama on the top here. the other had romney's red circle on the top. two views, one election. want to bring in the white house correspondent of "time" michael sharer and joining us from washington. welcome back. >> thank you, brooke. >> we've just learned here that the candidates and subject to change making the final stops on monday before the election, president in iowa, mitt romney in new hampshire. do you see the stops as significant here, in terms of, you know, popular or electoral significance or merely symbolic? >> well, no. all stops matter at this point in the campaign. what's notable is the same states they keep going back to time and time again. it's an incredibly narrow number of states given historical precedence. you go back to 1960s. a majority of states would be swing states in the country, majority of states would be in play and right now looking at eight, maybe nine states, maybe seven state that is are in play at this point and these guys going back to them over and over again. >> you know, one of the articles i read in t
, both sides you can bet they find something to talk about in this report, you know, president obama can say it's better than 800,000 jobs losing taking office. romney, he can say that unemployment rate is too high and guess what? both would be right. brooke. >> we'll get the numbers and spin tomorrow. alison kosik, thank you. >>> now to day three of recovery in the northeast. sandy has been absorbed by another weather system now but the superstorm really redefined what waterfront means here in both new jersey and new york. sandy created this new inlet in new jersey cutting this barrier island in to two. our affiliate spoke with a homeowner of the home that was next door. >> there's nothing -- i mean, right now there's -- it's just water where the house would be. there's not even sand where the house was. there's a wake where the house was. since there's nothing left to go back to sift through, whether it's three days or three weeks, you know, all we would be looking at is a sand pile. >> and since this video was taken there, crews have built up a road so trucks can pass by. this is just
this morning, i can tell you this, both sides are working extra hard, the obama campaign concedes the romney campaign is doing much better than the mccain campaign. governor romney will be in this area, not cincinnati, but to the north of here tonight. we're told republicans expect some 35,000 people at that rally. if that kind of a number shows up, let's get ready for a long count in ohio. >> oh, yeah. i've been going around the state, you're here. and it is get out the vote, get out the vote early, early, early. that's what both sides are focusing on. you're right. the republicans here are extremely organized and are really motivated this time because they know what happened back in 2008. early voting, i've been watching it, what about what you've seen in the same state where i am, do you think it is going to exceed 2008 numbers? >> yes. though there was a dip in cuyahoga county after the storm. the day of voting, for a couple of days, a little below what it was in 2008. overall across the state, both parties think that it will exceed. obama campaign thinks ts a key asset. our goal is to b
. and mitt romney has also canceled events throughout, which i also think is smart. both campaigns have to be very careful not to look overly political in the coming days when folks are focused on surviving the storm. but, if we are going to look at this from a purely political perspective, i actually think it helps the president because it freezes this race for two to three days. and it gives the president a chance to look presidential. and any coverage that is going to happen, frankly, is going to be the president doing what he needs to do in terms of being the commander in chief of the united states at this time. >> so that presents quite a dilemma for governor romney. what does he do? >> first of all, i have to say i don't think this hurricane helps anyone. i don't think it helps the president because although he is at the white house and he will be commanding the -- commanding fema, any slip-up, any problem can seriously backfire on him. and what both candidates have to do here is they have to show compassion and they have to connect with what people right now care about. whether o
romney, seems to be okay as far as disaster relief is concerned. both of these men, the governor and the president are trying to stay above politics for now at least, trying to do what is best for the people of new jersey and new york, some of the other states obviously that have been affected by this disaster and it is a real disaster. all of these leaders, they're working around the clock to do the best they can under these difficult circumstances. >> i think we have some of the comments that governor christie made. let's play that. >> i was on the phone at midnight again last night with the president, personally. he expedited designation of new jersey as a major disaster area. i was on the phone with fema at 2:00 a.m. this morning to answer the questions they needed answers, to get that designation. and the president has been outstanding. >> wolf, this really had an impact on the campaigns for both president obama and for mitt romney. >> the president not going to campaign tomorrow. i think he will resume his campaigning on thursday. it is sort of froze at least at the top lev
of unity, both from mitt romney and the president, appealing to that sense of unity, no doubt prompted as you point out at least in part to the east coast disaster. do you expect between now and tuesday they'll remove the gloves again? >> reporter: i think the gloves will be removed, particularly because we're seeinging t inthe unprecedented impact of outside money. we already saw one flyer in virginia, associated with apparently americans for tax reform, that tried to politicize the storm. so the outside groups and the outside money, you're going to see an uptick in dirty tricks in part because it is dirty money that is flowing through the election system. the candidates may try to stay out of the fray, but the outside groups will be more than willing to take off the gloves and fight hard because this is a war of attrition now, this fight is so close that it comes down to every vote. it is a game of inches. >> with the close fight, it has been days since we have looked at polls. so in the name of getting our bearings here, we have a poll today, a three-swing state, this is in new york
and from mitt romney. you can go the cnn.com and i mentioned this before and it bears repeating, both of these gentlemen were kind enough to write op-eds specifically for cnn.com. these were exclusive to us. and we are thrilled that they both did it es esh pi pecially same time. it lays out the vision for america. you heard the president say it come dos s down to two fundamen different views of america. hopefully if that confuses you, hopefully four days before the election they can tell you what they feel represents your voice. i do hope you do this before you go to the polls, and you do go to the polls. in the event that you do or don't tune into cnn for election coverage night. this is what we do really well. our team will break down the results state by state with the expert analysis. and that expert coverage will be heralded by wolf blitzer on november 6th starting at 6:00 p.m. don't miss it. oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy a
. president obama and mitt romney caught in the middle of the storm. both men have a tough balancing act, between the campaign and responding to the disaster. dana bash joining us d.c. the president, being president, in the white house, in the situation room, talking with governors and that's the power of being the incumbent. mitt romney's trying to stay relevant, holding events with relief groups in ohio. does it help, look like he's trying to be political? can he do anything at this point? >> well, let's start with the president. he's trying to look presidential. it's easy when he has that title. he canceled tomorrow's campaign events as well as today's. but he does have the benefit of incumbency. he's using that benefit, big time. the white house released new photos of him getting a briefing inside the white house situation room. getting much imagery of obama in command. that's helpful when he can't be campaigning in battleground states. but let's be honest, suzanne. without the president in those battleground states, advertisements are flooding airwaves there. that's important to poi
cnn political editor paul steinhauser is live with me now. both campaigns have had to cancel events but the president still gets to be president. and there's a lot that he has to do right now while mitt romney is not the president and can't necessarily campaign. some people might think that's an edge for the president. but is it? >> reporter: it can be an edge for the president. but if things go wrong with the federal response, he will get blamed for that. that could be the flip side and a political consequence. romney was supposed to be in virginia yesterday campaigning. of course that got canceled because of sandy. he ended up campaigning in ohio, he and paul ryan. at all three stops there, mitt romney was talking about the stops and his prayers for people in harm's way. take a listen. >> i know that right now, some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm, about to hit the coast and our thoughts and prayers are with the people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> reporter: romney today's got an event coming up in a few minutes in ohio. then it's on to iowa a
and the candidates. maria cardona is a contributor. ron bonjean is a strategist. good morning to both of you. >> good morning, carol. >> good morning. ron, let's start with you. are you clear with where romney stands on fema? >> yes. mitt romney said in the past he thinks that there should be a greater role for the states and private sector and i'll tell you what. i think it's smart not to talk about fema right now because you're in the middle of a nature disaster, a hurricane destroyed millions of peoples lives. >> wait a minute. isn't that the best -- >> would not be a good idea. >> isn't that the best time? >> fema administrator craig fugate is doing a great job but much more of a long term discussion that if he's president or when he's president then he can have and to get in the middle of it right now in a natural disaster, let fema do the job and then look at the record and look at and see where mistakes are made and where it can be improved and i guarantee you that the states and the private sector could help with and have a better role in this management. >> maria, he has a point. fema can be
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